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It is with sad hearts that the family of ARLENE M. HOFMAYER, longtime Downey resident, announces her passing.
Arlene was born on a small farm near Alta Vista, Kansas on September 7, 1920 and died on August 18, 2013.
She graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in Music Ed.....and boy was she born to sing.
During her sixty years in Downey she brought her musical talents and special comic wit to countless programs and instillations for her beloved philanthropic groups....Assistance League, PEO, AAUW, the Women's Club as well as serving many times as PTA president, Girl Scout leader and Thrift Shop volunteer.
She raised her four children, with help from Ed, her loving husband of over 50 years, in the same house they moved into in 1953.
She was a member at the Christ Lutheran Church for 60 years and sang in the choir, many times as the soloist.
Survivors include her children, Edward Isaac Hofmayer, Jr., Susan Lowell, Judith Horne (John) and Nancy Lazenby (Glenn) and six grandchildren.
Arlene cherished her friends and the Downey community and she will be greatly missed.
All who were touched by Arlene's life are welcome at the service which will be held at the Christ Lutheran Church, 7707 Florence Ave., at 2:00 p.m. followed by a Celebration of Life at the Assistance League House, 7749 Florence Ave., on Sunday, September 1st.
Published: Aug. 22, 2013 - Volume 12 - Issue 19